An Easy Reindeer Christmas Bark Candy Recipe Tutorial

Shannon Cairns

October 11, 2021


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I hope you’re ready for the cutest little Reindeer Christmas Bark Candy you’ve ever seen!

Candy bark recipes are really fun, because you really can’t make too many mistakes. It’s a very forgiving candy recipe for first time (or beginner) bakers, and there are so many different things you can do for every holiday season!

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We love that you can make a festive candy bark recipe for practically any holiday! In fact, you can check out our 4th of July Tie-Dye bark here, and our Candy Corn Bark too.

This Reindeer Christmas Bark candy would make an adorable bake sale treat, after school snack, or the perfect food gift in a jar.

So grab some chocolate and festive sprinkles and let’s get to it!

Equipment needed to make Reindeer Christmas Bark Candy

  • Medium Sized Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Parchment Lined Baking Sheet
  • Rubber Spatula or Offset Spatula
  • Paramount Crystals
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Ingredients needed to make this adorable Christmas Candy Reindeer Bark

  • 1 (11.5 oz) bag of milk chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp vegetable or coconut oil OR 1 tbsp paramount crystals
  • 20 Small Candy Eyeballs
  • 10 Small Red Chocolate M&Ms
  • 20-30 Mini Pretzels (they have a tendency to break)
  • Snowflakes or holiday sprinkles of choice

How to Make Festive Reindeer Christmas Candy Bark

Place chocolate chips and paramount crystals in a microwave-safe bowl and heat on HIGH for one minute.
Stir and return to microwave heating in 15-sec increments until smooth. Be careful not to burn it.

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Pour chocolate onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, and smooth chocolate over the parchment to 1/8″ thickness.

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Place red candy sporadically on the chocolate, these will be the noses. Next, add two candy eyeballs about the red candy.

Break pretzels in half and place them above the eyes, then add sprinkles all around fill in the chocolate areas.

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Chill in the fridge for 30-45 mins. The bark is done when it easily peels off the parchment paper.

Break into pieces and enjoy! This is the fun part where the kids can really get involved.

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Tips & Tricks for the Best Reindeer Christmas Candy Bark

The thickness of the bottom layer of chocolate will determine how long it takes for the bark to harden.
Adding too much oil can change the consistency and taste of the bark which is why I highly recommend using paramount crystals.

Paramount crystals are primarily made with hydrogenated palm kernel oil and are used professionally in the chocolate and candy-making process to help smooth it out.

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